Tag: Movement

Gareth Cliff Shapes A New Kind Of Follower

On 18 July 2013 my leadership session with the leader of a large law firm was interrupted because he needed to go down to the lobby of their building to lead his colleagues in holding hands for Nelson Mandela, for 67 seconds. Of course they followed what seemed to be the rest of South Africa in […]

Edward Kieswetter – CEO Alexander Forbes

Following a two hour leadership conversation with Edward Kieswetter, CEO of Alexander Forbes, we walked through their magnificent building. It is a spectacular edifice that reflects their values and ethos. What impressed me even more than the building was the way Kieswetter engaged his staff. He greeted them as we walked along.  At one point […]

Models, Principles, and Behaviours
Is It The End Of Leadership Development As We Know It?

To leaders of and inside organisations, and to the human resources fraternity I ask the question: Is it the end of leadership development as we know it? It is time for the entire leadership development industry to be scrutinized more rigorously and perhaps even challenged and revolutionised, because you, the leaders, and by default your organisations are […]

Obama or Romney – Who Should Be The Next President?

While in the USA I engaged several ordinary citizens, highly successful business leaders, friends and politicians regarding their Presidential leadership race and other issues. From a leadership point of view I am often asked for my views on it.  Here are some simple thoughts on how to judge in broad strokes which one of these […]

Models, Principles, and Behaviours
Leaders Look to the Future

Listen to this powerful statement Dr Mamphela Ramphele, founder of the Citizens Movement for Social Change, made a couple of weeks ago at a media briefing in Cape Town, ahead of an international leadership education conference:  “I want to make sure my three-year old grandson, in 30 years’ time, is in a country he can […]

A Lesson Worth Noting from the Lonmin Mining Debacle

There are many leadership lessons that can be taken from the ongoing Lonmin Mine issue, but we would like to focus on just one today. Let us compare Lonmin Mine, or any other organization – perhaps including your own – to a car. Which part of the car is the most important?  Which part of […]

Models, Principles, and Behaviours
The 5 Commonalities of Life

The dynamics and relationship between leader and follower is changing, world over. During a conversation with Gill Marcus, Governor of the Reserve Bank, she observed: “Nobody trusts any more, and yet this is crucial to solve the current global economic dilemma. We are experiencing a situation where citizens, particularly in the advanced economies, don’t have […]

Characteristics, Attributes, and Qualities
Motives of a True Leader

Leadership Platform has interviewed and profiled hundreds of top leaders from many walks of life.  We have been able to engage average leaders, good leaders, great leaders, and the very rare exceptional leader.  It is the last that I wish to refer to today To begin this second instalment of our You(th) the Leader series, […]

Characteristics, Attributes, and Qualities
What kind of leader am I?

What kind of a leader or aspiring leader am I? This article is about a few key parameters that we can use to measure our leadership attitude. Leadership Platform uses the term ‘seamless leader’ to describe a specific kind of leader that we believe most of us can become. Several of these universal principles have […]

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